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Florida Gas Prices Lowest in 5 Months

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Gas prices in Florida are down to their lowest average since March 4th, according to the latest figures from AAA. Statewide, the average cost for a gallon of gas is $3.79.

Less than two months ago Floridians were strained by a record $4.89 average, with some areas seeing prices over $5.00 a gallon. With the current average, drivers will pay around $57 to fill up an average 15-gallon tank, $16.50 less than they paid in June.

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“Falling oil prices and dropping gasoline demand has paved the way for the recent pump price plunge,” said AAA’s Mark Jenkins. “The downturn should continue this week, after another round of big losses in both oil and gasoline futures markets.”

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The cost for a barrel of crude oil currently sits at around $89, a drop of 27% since June. The national average still sits at $4.06, but is moving in the same direction as Florida: down.

“The fuel market seems to be locked in bearish territory,” Jenkins continued. “Florida drivers in some markets are beginning to find gas prices in the $3.60s, if not lower. The state average could very easily drop to that price point in the next week or two. However, it’s worth remembering that the fuel market has proven to be extremely volatile this year, and trends can change rather quickly if something reignites concerns about fuel supplies.”

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Chris Gollon is a Flagler County resident since 2004, as well as a staple of the local independent music scene and avid observer of Central Florida politics, arts, and recreation.

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  1. TR

    August 8, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    Geeee, so all the talk about the reason gas prices when up in the first place was because of Russia starting the war they are in. But yet they are still at war and the prices have come down. Makes me think it was all a lie to begin with just to raise the price of gas for no reason other than they wanted to. It’s also strange that it’s coming down just before the midterms, but I’ll be they will go back up again after the midterms and some other stupid reason will be given. I’m sure the idiot in the white house will take credit for it coming down but will blame someone else when they start going back up again.

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